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  1. Iwan

    Winch isolator - solenoid or not???

    On my 81 my winch is wired directly... I do have a very high quality isolating solenoid with a metal key. The reason for not fitting the solenoid is that I can't find the flipping key!
  2. Iwan

    Puzzle where is this pic taken from

    The pic was taken from the rear passenger side seat in a left hand drive vehicle.
  3. Iwan

    Won't start .

    In my case it's intermittent and normally need to use the truck so there's a way to get f'er going lol! If I was to fit a non return valve I think Id place it on the first rubber to metal pipe junction by the tank because there's a hole in the fuel feed pipe in the tank. Some where between 1/4...
  4. Iwan

    Won't start .

    When bleeding the fuel pump.. loosen the return banjo at the top of the pump.. it will pressure up the injector lines as well. My 71 does this when low on fuel and you can turn the engine over for ages but with that method it'll fire up immediately once you have a steady stream out of the...
  5. Iwan

    SOLD. 2015 GRJ79 Double Cab For Sale

    I've been waiting to buy the new release of the 80 series as they're the best! Didn't realise the 70 series was still made!:laughing-rolling:
  6. Iwan

    SOLD. 2015 GRJ79 Double Cab For Sale

    I've only sold one cruiser and it was my first cruiser! And I've lost sleep over it! I can't bare going through that again!:anguished:
  7. Iwan

    1992 BJ73 Engine Swap

    I once lined up the 1kzt bell housing and clutch plate to a 3b engine... a while back, the clutch splines fit for the 3b h55f. A few of the bell housing bolts line up but I thought that the engine may end up on the tilt a bit. If you can source the gear box off the 1kzt from a surf/4 runner gen...
  8. Iwan

    SOLD. 2015 GRJ79 Double Cab For Sale

    Lovelly looking truck! Gotta love the J7... Good luck with the sale and looking forward to see the next one!
  9. Iwan

    Hello! Cross continental traveller, looking for first Land Cruiser purchase advice.

    I wouldn't gun down a 70 series... they've been produced since 1984 and you can still buy a new one! They have carried light duty and heavy duty versions, swb, mwb, lwb, 2 door, 4 door, pickup, dual cab, chassis cab, ambulance versions used by the UN, new vax approved version.. I love 80's but...
  10. Iwan

    Hello! Cross continental traveller, looking for first Land Cruiser purchase advice.

    Welcome man! Fair choice of motor to cover some ground with. If you want a non electronic or minimal electronic cruiser I'd look for a hzj75 troop carrier. They are hard to find in this country but if you look at buying in Japan as from the interesting pics you've nearly been there... if you...
  11. Iwan

    80 Breaker gone AWOL

    He''s broken all the mint 80's and now is wondering where the customers are? A bit of a bugger when you've got a warehouse full of parts! lol
  12. Iwan

    iwan's hdj81

    Haha Clive on the pre mot there was play in the bush... so I've made up by having a thicker bolt! :thumbup:
  13. Iwan

    iwan's hdj81

    Finally had a spare day to get back to this, a month later! Being busy on it I missed the pic of the job before the finish went on... there's no filler in it though. What a challenge and to preserver is the only way. Inner arch all done with original ish gutter there! Pretty happy with...
  14. Iwan

    Are Japanese Import Models Smaller?

    I remember chris green 90 bought a prado 95 and it had the rear air conditioning where it hooped around the roof over the back seats, very similar to some of the aussie 60 series have. That 95 seemed to be loaded with extras.
  15. Iwan

    Are Japanese Import Models Smaller?

    The only narrower/wider toyota I've seen is the Previa and the narrower Estima Lucida which was designed narrower and slightly shorter to get into a lower taxation bracket. I don't think the LC's were like this.
  16. Iwan

    Front wings panels and rear quarters

    Ref the front wings, I've seen the HD 70 aftermarket lower front wings before but they were built in higher numbers.. lj, rj and kzj are limited to less years of production or less manufactured. The rear section of those wings are the same shape where they mount but are longer towards the...
  17. Iwan

    mixing tyres 3:1

    Or you could possibly buy a new replacement for the missing/odd tyre and then you have a matching set. Just an idea..
  18. Iwan

    Rust

    I've previously been using Jenolite which comes in a 750ml bottle and carries a heavy price tag over a tenner or closer to 15 quid. After watching many repairs on youtube many use phosphoric acid descaler. Which is the active ingredient of the small bottles...
  19. Iwan

    Front wings panels and rear quarters

    The full height panels like the one in the link are much better than the short ones. There's some other sellers on ebay selling the same ones as the link above, maybe a little cheaper than the seller above.
  20. Iwan

    75 series ignition issues

    Sometimes there's pressure on the steering wheel via the tyres. I've seen where I have to turn the steering wheel a bit to release the black push button then the key will turn. Good luck with it man..
  21. Iwan

    Is there a CV joint test

    It'll probably leave you stranded on the side of the road on the way there! And it'll make you wish you'd taken the cruiser.
  22. Iwan

    Front calipers.

    Wow so a very big 80 series brake upgrade could be possible with 17" wheels.?.?. If the inner wheel mount to disc face is similar, might try it with my 45 project when the time comes..
  23. Iwan

    Front calipers.

    Thanks for your time Tony... I'm a bit of a geek and find it interesting! Lol.. I have a collection of used front calipers through the ages of cruisers! Lj/Hj Kzj, Hdj early and Hdj later 24v. 88mm mount for the two on the left and the 80's have a 128mm center with a 285? and 315? disc...
  24. Iwan

    Front calipers.

    Nice job on the calipers Tony... I've often used the 90 series calipers on 70's but haven't been sure if the 120 ones will fit. If it's not too late to measure the centres of the mounts to see if the 120's are able to be retro fitted to a 70. Have often wondered it is possible, be good to...
  25. Iwan

    LJ70 inclinometer on a HZJ78 dash?

    The top dash pad for the inclinometer has a recess in it to fit the inclinometer into it, where as the non version is flat all along. The bolts that fix it on can be accessed from the removed glove box and from the radio slot. I believe the fixing holes for the altimeter are already in the top...
  26. Iwan

    ~ Power Of Love ~

    Fair play to Jon Bonjovi for doing what He's contributing currently.. but if you flash back to the early 1990's, He was a tallent spotter for unsigned bands. He sorted "Skid row" in getting signed and took them on tour as bonjovi 's warm up band... sounds good... but He totally ripped off the...
  27. Iwan

    Thanks for the add

    Welcome your dream has come true! Nice find the 78! It's quite a rare truck in Britain. It's important to have a under body treated as from the factory they're not fully protected and after a few years of use on the winter salted roads here, they can rust. Nice find! :thumbup:
  28. Iwan

    Running a modern diesel engine without an ECU

    If the existing diesel pump is not high pressure and has 4 outlets for each injector like an efi. Then you could find a vintage pump that has the same mountings as the engine, then that's possible. But the modern electrics are so inter twined that you could encounter immobiliser issues etc...
  29. Iwan

    Who is doing what maintenance today?

    I've just done this job on mine, it's a right tight job and to connect the inner tank back up that goes inside the inner wing is testing, it came out black! It's supposed to be clear! Used sharp small stones with hot water and fairy liquid.. proper amount of shite comes out of that tank! And it...
  30. Iwan

    iwan's hdj81

    Hiya Clive! After making the last patches I was up and down off the floor too many times and ended up with aching thighs that evening! Worked the next day and had a change with the wheel carrier yesterday, designed an oak framed garage today and had a late evening hit finishing the back of the...
  31. Iwan

    iwan's hdj81

    A great bit of kit Chris!:thumbup:
  32. Iwan

    iwan's hdj81

    A friend in need is a friend indeed. @tonytoyota cheers mate! :thumbup: Since I've had this truck the spare wheel has been in the rear load area with a deck above it... and time to do something about it. So have decided to use the oem wheel carrier off the Scottish truck.. the rust on it is...
  33. Iwan

    iwan's hdj81

    Sorry to see the condition Clive.... When I had a look at mine in October I discovered the condition and quite frankly it did affect me a lot. These 80's are chipping on agewise and as soon as you prod away at them it becomes apparent whats needed if it's needed. Bugger.. They're hard to...
  34. Iwan

    iwan's hdj81

    Yo Tone! It was Sunday when we moved "Chuggie" the 40 with dumper truck tyres on it that instigated the push on the work on this! It was your first ride in a 70 and I've never seen you so quiet when we were sliding over that cross road!:laughing-rolling: Lol Got it home safely mate!:thumbup...
  35. Iwan

    iwan's hdj81

    Thanks man! The reward is in having the truck back! Been 4 months now and have really enjoyed the 71 have done close to 5000 miles in it... but can't (or hard to) replace the 81.. :thumbup:
  36. Iwan

    iwan's hdj81

    Had a 8.30 to 4pm hit on this today and can say I'm knackered from it! Had this offcut cill piece from my 74 other project and spent quite a few hours on it to make it fit. Shaping the curve was a mission. This tool is invaluable in making a rebate in the steel to make the two panels go...
  37. Iwan

    iwan's hdj81

    I've had such a challenge with this repair. Working full time and hitting it over time when the time is right! Faced with such decay and use. Went liberal with the floor cut at the beginning, but more needed cutting out. Initial patch, but it would never give enough space to work on the body...
  38. Iwan

    new engine for 2011 or land cruiser for sale

    Oh dear, sorry to hear.
  39. Iwan

    Colorado Rear floor condition

    It's a heavy hauler, when working on site it's full of heavy equipment! Working with new metal is much better than old steel covered with paint and underseal.
  40. Iwan

    Colorado Rear floor condition

    My 81's floor at carpet level is peppered with rust holes from the underside and the floor isn't flat anymore. . so deciding (atm) on cutting the floor out and making a new sub floor out of 40mm x 40mm box with reused 70 series chassis body mounts welded and linked direct to the chassis so...
  41. Iwan

    New here - 1993 Prado valuation - can anyone help?

    Being off the road for 12 years then it's missed that many salted winter roads. Depending on year of import then it's had very few years of British winters. With that in mind then it hold's quite a good prospect to it. As in a keeper to run. I wouldn't mention it as a parts truck at all...
  42. Iwan

    Checking transmission and transfer box fluids levels

    If the seal between the gearbox and transfer is worn then the gearbox oil will go into the transfer. So the connecting pipe is fitted to let the oil back into the gearbox. The other way is to take the transfer off the gearbox and replace the seal at the end of the box. The pipe is a good thing...
  43. Iwan

    Is there a CV joint test

    When I first read this thread when you posted it. I was going to suggest to check the propshafts. My 81 with a f'ed front prop uj would click when you engage the clutch. But my 71 with a f'ed rear prop uj was feeling like it was on a corrugated road, had just fitted the new tyres and thought...
  44. Iwan

    Is there a CV joint test

    When the power steering pump was shot on my 12v original motor, it made a similar noise of "like a mud tyre on the bumper end cap" but you would feel the steering wheel is notchy with the sound.
  45. Iwan

    A 70 with a difference.....

    It's quite interesting, not sure that its a 1hz and by looking at the spring + shock mounts on the chassis it's a round light lj70 with the wings off a square light lj70.. it's definitely not a kzj70. In the pic with the double shocks in to the right you can see an exhaust downpipe. which...
  46. Iwan

    Toyota BJ40R 3B 1982 found!

    No pics... not sure I can believe it! (lol)
  47. Iwan

    Recommendations for a bodywork specialist

    The problem with paint shops who do insurance work is that they rely on quick turn around.. front corner bumper wing bonnet and lights. Blend into the door and out of the shop door, payment then on to the next. Older restorations take up the space of a quick turnaround on a longer time scale...
  48. Iwan

    Club Prado - genuine article?

    80's where it's at Shayne! Never forget... never forget.. lol
  49. Iwan

    Club Prado - genuine article?

    I'm in the original prado club! 71 (8) series is where it began. There's a much higher spec to them compared to the basic low spec version we were graced with. I once saw a caption.. Prado the poor mans land cruiser! Funny that it has a much higher trim specification than what was originally...
  50. Iwan

    My 1996 Landcruiser Prado

    Sometimes when people fit an air to trans cooler they fit it before the oem cooler in the base of the radiator. It has been done like this in case the atf is cooled too much and when it returns back to the oem cooler it is (could be) warmed slightly to return to the auto box. which will...
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